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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Foreign-Trade Zones Board
[Docket 54-97]
 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone: Stockton, CA; Application and Public 
Hearing


An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Stockton Port District (commonly known as the Port 
of Stockton), to establish a general-purpose foreign-trade zone at 
sites in the Stockton (San Joaquin County), California area, within the 
San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento Customs port of entry. The application 
was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones 
Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u), and the regulations of the Board 
(15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on June 24, 1997. The 
applicant is authorized to make the proposal under Section 6302 of the 
California Code.
    The proposed zone would consist of 3 sites (3,111 acres) in 
Stockton: Site 1 (600 acres)--within the Port of Stockton complex on 
the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel; Site 2 (1,058 acres)--Rough and 
Ready Island on the Stockton Deepwater Ship Channel; and, Site 3 (1,453 
acres)--Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Sites 1 and 3 are owned by the 
Port of Stockton and San Joaquin County respectively. Site 2 is 
presently owned by the Department of Defense, but will be conveyed to 
the applicant on October 1, 1997.
    The application contains evidence of the need for foreign-trade 
zone services in the Stockton area. Several firms have indicated an 
interest in using zone procedures within the proposed project for 
warehousing/distribution activity. Specific manufacturing approvals are 
not being sought at this time. Requests would be made to the Board on a 
case-by-case basis.
    In accordance with the Board's regulations, a member of the FTZ 
Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and 
report to the Board.
    As part of the investigation, the Commerce examiner will hold a 
public hearing on July 29, 1997, 10:00 a.m., at the Port of Stockton, 
2201 W. Washington Street, Stockton, California 95201.
    Public comment on the application is invited from interested 
parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the 
Board's Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period 
for their receipt is September 5, 1997. Rebuttal comments in response 
to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted 
during the subsequent 15-day period (to September 22, 1997).
    A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be 
available during this time for public inspection at the following 
locations:

Port of Stockton Executive Office, 2201 W. Washington Street, Stockton, 
CA 95203.
Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 
3716, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

    Dated: June 27, 1997.
John J. Da Ponte, Jr.,
Executive Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-17528 Filed 7-3-97; 8:45 am]
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